Monday, October 11, 2010

Garlic infused honey

In my quest for learning more about herbal remedies I came across some wonderful You Tube channels. One Saturday while everyone was out and about, I sat watching these videos and taking notes for about an hour. One easy remedy for sore throats was garlic infused honey. Sounds pretty gross, huh? But garlic is a powerful immune-booster. It is very effective against nasty bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Honey also has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties, so when you combine the two, you’ve got a great aid to help you fight sore throats, colds or the flu.

To be effective, the garlic has to be eaten in fairly large quantities. To make it more palatable, immerse the cloves in honey. The cloves become very sweet and yummy...candied almost. At the first sign of a sore throat or cough start eating a clove every hour or two for a day. If you still feel ill the next day, decrease the amount but still try to eat several cloves a day until you feel better.

The honey is excellent for coughs in children. As you use the cloves up just replace them with fresh ones. The garlic honey will be ready to use in a few days (the cloves will turn a nice amber color) but try to let the mixture steep about a month for maximum effectiveness.

Check out these You Tube Channels for some wonderful inspiration about herbs and natural healing:

Wise Woman Traditions

The Herb Mentor

1 comment:

Katherine Josh said...

Loquat is for cough and lung in Chinese medicine. Sometimes i would take the Ninjiom Pei Pa Koa which is an extract of loquat when got sore throat.

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